Don’t push the FIZZ away

Don’t push the FIZZ away :

Cola Cola and Cola

As politicians go gaga over the cola issue, I have some strong thoughts on them. FYI, COLAS here include all soft drinks.

a) If colas can cause cancer and other diseases, lets have them labelled, COLA DRINKING IS INJURIOUS TO HEALTH. Just like how cigarettes are sold. If Cola needs to be banned, let cigarettes precede them.

b) As the elections near, our indian poiticians are in need of a hot issue. Heck they got a cold cola issue and they are trying dramatically to turn it into a hot one. Pray they can’t.

c) Banning colas will only make the direct foreign investers hesitate to invest in India. Such a fast growing economy like India cannot afford to push aside the direct investment money.

d) If there are pesticides in the water, it is the water that needs to be treated and not the colas. There can be regulatory acts to stop the production of colas for sometime until they start producing pure colas.

e) Finally, we are all image overloaded by the media, taken over the by dramas of politicians. Saw on Sun TV the other day, a petty shop owner in Chennai, trying to wash his footwear with a Coke and express his anger on the cola. Dull-headed. Can’t think that he had his morning idlis with the money earned by selling colas.

Why jump into the BAN wagon. Some statistics on the cola GULP :

By March 2001, government estimates that 6540 million cold drink bottles were sold annually in the country. In other words, with over a billion Indians, each Indian would be drinking roughly 6 bottles of soft drinks each year (compare: Pakistan, 17 bottles per capita per year; Sri Lanka, 21 bottles; China, 21). In Delhi, the consumption is a whopping 50 bottles per person per year. And now you know why they banned colas in parliament.

The consumer in the free world, they say, is king. So let the king pass judgement, after thinking. Think.

Saw Kakka Kakka aka Kakkha

Saw Kakka Kakka aka Kakkha Kakkha yesterday at Devi Theatre. Still writing a quick review on it. If you want an opinion more quicker than it, don’t wait. Watch it in a theatre with good sound system and a large screen ( Devi in Chennai to be specific). Amazing Tech.

P.S: Also trying!! (mind it….trying) to write a short story for writer sujatha‘s short story within 100 words contest in kumudam. His latest column Chinna Sindhanaigal sports a short story contest. Prize. Selected stories to be awarded 100 bucks for each word in that story. Take a spin. Go to Kumudam.

–> Read in the biography

<!– MS in the film Meera
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Read in the biography of Bharat Ratna M.S Subbulakshmi also known as MS, the carnatic singer of Tamil Nadu with god’s own voice :

Some decades back a summit was conducted by Indian National Congress at the Congress grounds, Chennai. M.S was requested to perform a carnatic kutchery (vocal performance of carnatic music), for which she was paid just 25 paise ( 1/4 th of rupee). The total collection from that programme amounted to a whooping 50 thousand rupee. One of the most profitable programmes in the music history !!

During a music festival held in London, M.S was performing before the famous desi composer Zubin Mehta. Zubin Mehta was sitting amongst the audience and was listening to the amazing voice of M.S. After the programme, he went to M.S, thanked her for the great performance and announced that his music could stand no where near her vocals and requested his performance to be cancelled that day.

As she sings Kausalya Supraja Rama Poorva Sandhya Pravarthathey…. ( Venkatesa Suprabhatham ), everyday morning in my ears, I am sure it is going to be a yet another great day for me. Listen to this great verses and I am sure you will fall in love with her mesmerising voice. Also recommended Meera Bhajans by M.S.

Here is what my ex-boss

Here is what my ex-boss Ragu has to say about my blog. It is a cool summary on the crux of blog. Each of the sentences given below is the subject of my random blog note written in this blog. The poetic-verse style is amazing. Thanks !

LIFE & TIMES OF A BLOGGER

Appakkku pirandhanaal wishes
voice chat…homesick
work performance problems…success & gossips
the will to succeed
maniratnam ayudha ezhuthu
goes along with Chennai bloggers’ meet
while thinking of
why kamal didn’t make it with mani
though trisha is sure to be in ayudha ezhuthu..dont forget suriya
roja koottam srikanth
but it is snowing in wisconsin…unlike chicago
good to have lemonade drinks often
but lemonade drink does not help the girl in hospital
mentioned by
his father who is also a blogger sitting in a the dark corridors of a chennai hospital
waiting for his love to wake, talk and live
but unknown faces abound with sincere prayers
for a person in a strange land that is india and chennai
you have to give a pat to google for fetching lazy geek first above all else
after the search
you wonder how you coined your blogger i.d.
and look up at the dictionary
wondering at the cost of buying cd india v/s foreign
cannot say about the rumbumbum article in dhwani
SO GOES THE BLOGGERS BLOG, COZ
I BLOG THEREFORE I EXIST……
but why did appa’s long term friend die recently
that is a existential question!!